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Halloween Holidays Humour

Jack-o-lanterns

Lights in the window

allowing ghosts and ghouls , big or small

nice or naughty

to join in with Halloween fun

even those who float about have a

right royal time – with those who are just dressed up

not that you would notice!

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Animals Character Holidays Memories

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey

Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey

Travelling from quite a fair distance

Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle

Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan

Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him

Likes to hang about with others of his kind

Except – while he is Black and White – his pal is in colour

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Beach Birds Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Sparrows

#Napowrimo

San Rafael Algarve Portugal, 2017

Surrounding the border of the hotel swimming pool

petite full feathered friends

are creating their own kind of waves

roaming around the water and cooling off as

ripples are created as they

outlandishly divebomb on the

waters edge before

surfacing above the sunbathers

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Acrostic Holidays Nature Travel

Cabin

#fowc #cabin

14th March 2020

Carefully crafted, from trees that now surround it

a place to get away from the strains of modern life

blessed with a wonderful view of the lakes and streams

in sight of nearby provisions, a short ride away

not forgetting some wonderful animals

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Beach Holidays

Tropical Fish

#Holidays #Sea #Fish #Artwork

4th March 2020

Artwork by Inky : Fish created for the inkwell at the toolshed.

Sinking my toes into deep sand

while the fish swim around my legs

i look like a colossus to the

many under water – as my feet

make their way through the waves

its only when i stop – to take a look at the horizon do they

nibble at the soles underneath

great – a free pedicure

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Holidays Photography Poetry

Advent

As far as I know it, the countdown to Christmas day has begun

December starts tomorrow morning, when

Vergers and other officers of the church will be

Engaging with the parishioners about the upcoming

Nativity celebrations

Taking place in the cathedral on Christmas Eve

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Acrostic Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Holiday time

16th November 2019

Heavens above! is it Christmas already ?

Of course not….there’s five more weeks till then, but

Look around you and you’ll already see

Instant signs the festive season is almost here

Decorations, presents and Festive Food

All over the place, and yet – when Boxing Day gets here

You’ll all be talking about your two weeks in the sun

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Acrostic Holidays

Prudent

#Fowc #Prudent

Paying attention to the pennies should

Really be a priority throughout the year

Unless you treat every day like Christmas

Destination’s for holidays could be a little closer,

Even after extravagant spending, the piggybank deciding

Nearer to home than the equator

This year – the Bahamas , Next year ? Bournemouth

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Acrostic Holidays Memories Places Pleasures Poetry

Out to sea

The Shipwreck cove (Navagio) : taken from a boat off Zakynthos coast

#Octpowrimo #Ocean #Sea

Sat on a boat in the Sunshine

enjoying the ocean blues

as the sealife swims alongside

Shoals of

excitable marine life

are following the line of the boat

Slicing through the waves

each passenger lifts up slightly

as the boat goes up a touch

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Acrostic Holidays Leisure Life

Nude

Salford (via Zakynthos) , 2019

#fowc #nude #memory

Notable that moment , you were caught

Unawares – towels adrift and

Dressing gown cast on the floor

Expressionist – on the beach – perhaps – but in the flat – shut the door!